Journal article

Ethnic minorities and their vulnerability to AIDS in a border state of India.

J Thomas, M Bandyopadhyay

AIDS Care | Published : 1999

Abstract

To successfully stall the spread of HIV/AIDS among the ethnic minorities in India, it is imperative that we not only understand the complexity of issues in India with regard to HIV spread among ethnic groups but also comprehend that straightforward measures that might have worked in the context of other countries may not work in the Indian context. The authors present field work data and the results of interviews with 635 opinion leaders from eight 'tribal groups' from the north eastern border state of Manipur in India where a high rate of HIV infection is reported among the IDUs (intravenous drug users). The study found community support for AIDS, sex and drug education, along with an incre..

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